Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

I am greeting this year with sneakers and a running start.
Resolutions tend to be these vows you make just to strangle yourself.
I opt to add to my life rather than depriving myself of anything.
I am excited and will greet each day with hope.j
Best wishes!

Shawn

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Multi uses of Storable's shelving!!!! oh yeah baby



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Oh yeah.....we're decorating again!
Just a quick tip on creating space. Storables* has a section where you can make your own storage unit as wide and tall as you like. This one was around $130 (more or less 3 years ago) I bought it for my kitchen for workspace and storage...I loved it there.
Now my new room was large and I didn't want a dresser and a bookshelf so WAH LAH...
It holds up to 300 lbs and honey keeping it perfect can lend to my OCD side....hehe

I will be hard pressed to ever buy a dresser in my future! I had a string of pink heart lights and thought how sexy/cute it would be to have them light up the shelf like in a store...very very pretty in person.
The black and white trunks have a all black leatheresk box to match on the bottom...I put collectables (linen, scarves, slips and things with feathers...hehe) it makes a good place for the private collection! wink
Wingback!! enough said.......with a mink thrown over it of course a nod to my Grandmother.

Well enough already~ Go be creative..share and by all means Decorate out of the Box!
kisses and lashes

Start to finish....Ikea book shelf!




videoHere is my IKEA shelf..don't laugh my IKEA chaise,sofa and fabric.. and in the video my teacup collection and other stuff!
Lights on the shelf I found in the as-is at IKEA for 2$. In fact both sofa and chaise were in the as-is because the fabric was dirty~ IT WASHES people! lol
They are the easiest covers to wash and put back on. White furniture is easier than you think to live with when the fabric is very resistant to common oils in the skin (just no dark denim, duh!)

You have seen the chinese style sofa in the older post but now see how it sits behind the dining table and with the risers on the legs it sits perfectly for lounging while you eat (is there any other way to eat, I mean really~)
I swiveled the books for more interest and used them as pedestals to feature pics and cups.
White boxes for the dvd's and videos keep it clean and crisp! yeah yeah IKEA for the boxes.

Hope you like.. so re-arrange your shelf and have fun!

kisses and lashes

oh yes...more food!

The Great Recession has caused all of us to find ways to still enjoy little perks in life..
I am always sharing the art of making even a simple thing like breakfast special.

If nothing else you will enjoy taking your time to be creative and putting yourself first..


enjoy...muua

kisses and lashes

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday breakfast...yummo

Being able to cook is a true blessing, I might say a gift. So with that being said I am in bed trying to be inspired for a great Sunday breakfast.. Then I ran across this video of one of my best...
A savory beef patty,
Buttery grits
Fried over medium egg
OMG I think with some fried oniony potatoes ....huuunmmmmmmmm
Tea or coffee......yes coffee in a pretty cup ( must always dress the table)
ok folks look and get hungry... I am getting up to create magic!


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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Focused on the prize

Here is a peak at what homework for me looks like.

I have a mic (two of them: one to perform, one to record) near by and a monitor to work on technique.

I have a show coming up and recording so I have to be on point.... I love music,, I am music...this feeds me and I respect it enough to give my all. I will share some music in the new year so stay tuned....
Oh yeah isn't the iMac pretty? lol sorry for you PC users,, may Santa will show pitty and drop an ipod..ipad or somethin' in your sad PC stocking...lol just kidding ( not really I am a snob when it comes to computers lol)
love ya

kisses and lashes

Elegant Loveseat/Daybed



Monday I was very blessed to receive this amazing gift... it is hard to put into words what my heart felt when Melanie Kubik showed me into her spare room and said I want this to go to someone beautiful..... yes I cried.. I have always and let me capitalize it ALWAYS wanted sofa just like this....but to be given said item is literally more than I can say in this moment.. but I wanted to share a glimpse of what love looks like! I know I have a charmed life of wonderful people who choose to share life with..kids, family friends...but God gave me extra.

I bought a sofa and chaise recently and I have this with my dining table! Fancy huh.. I have to either raise the cushion or add extenders to the legs for just a few more inches..but it is a look I have seen in all my decor mags.. I just so happen to see cloth chairs I wanted to snaz up my crisp black table, so it looks like the look is all coming together!! Maybe you will be on the sofa eating one of my dishes soon!

kisses and lashes